General anime thoughts/discussion thread.

Curiously the CeX in Tottenhan Court Road in Central London (situated next to a Scientology building and a KFC) used to have straight up pornographic content (some did have BBFC logos so assumed legal) situated on a shelf in the basement above the rest of the DVDs.

The basement used to have a metallic, slightly dingy feel to it too but has recently been renovated and said iffy DVDs are now nowhere to be found. I’ve yet to see any hentai DVDs though.
I cant help but think the scientology building took advantage of being close to a CEX, something like "who is xenu?" Suddenly appearing on the shelves. At least you get movie and dinner with that setup though, dates made easy by the Cap'n!

As for @NormanicGrav 's thing, remember when some of those were out the BBFC wanted to cut a tonne of questionable content, some down to nothing. Not much chance anyone wanted to put something cut that much on the shelves, so UK boxart wasnt really worth doing. Perhaps someone on the forums feelin' a little cheeky may give us the idea of what that boxart might have looked like...
 

~AyaMachi~

Flame Haze
I just looked up images of (former) Studio Gainax buildings and they're...not what I imagined! Also, the page linked to images of other Japanese animation studios (SHAFT; Toei etc) and they all seem like pretty unassuming buildings from the outside. I'm not sure if that's just the Japanese way, (and perhaps some of them are just administrative HQ's rather than them actually having the facilities for animation), but I'd never have thought of these buldings as actual animation studios. Perhaps objectively I was expecting some state of the art, clinical, swanky looking buildings but...

I dig the unnassuming, no-frills look! 😃 😅
 

Luke

Student Council President
This season I really enjoyed Bocchi, Senryu girl and Josei Kausei.
They were funny and a second season would be nice for them.

Next season should be interesting with the return of Takagi san and potentially others.
 

Neil.T

Railgun
And people loving their ADV sets are really annoying me this week it’s a really rare set here and I’d rather the show be available than that quite frankly imo awful dub
I'm thoroughly enjoying the ADV DVDs I'm watching Eva on right now, but I also dislike the dub. Hence not watching it dubbed.

Not sure I follow why people watching it on DVD should be any kind of problem. 🤨
 

~AyaMachi~

Flame Haze
I'm thoroughly enjoying the ADV DVDs I'm watching Eva on right now, but I also dislike the dub. Hence not watching it dubbed.

Not sure I follow why people watching it on DVD should be any kind of problem. 🤨
Perhaps it's because (according to some folk), DVD is a "dead format" (at least where anime is concerned) 🤔
 

thedoctor2016

Diclonius
I'm thoroughly enjoying the ADV DVDs I'm watching Eva on right now, but I also dislike the dub. Hence not watching it dubbed.

Not sure I follow why people watching it on DVD should be any kind of problem. 🤨
The DVDs wasn’t the problem it was people acting like it’s optimal way to watch it one, the remaster is very good so I wouldn’t go back and two it is cheaper to import the JP set (SE) than a pre owned platinum set. Which is wrong, I would have loved to own it but now the JP SE exists I won’t pay that price. (Example someone selling the platinum set for £200 on eBay)
 

Neil.T

Railgun
it is cheaper to import the JP set (SE) than a pre owned platinum set.
It's probably even cheaper to find the original eight volumes second-hand out of CEX, alongside "Resurrection" and "Genesis Reborn" if you want the director's-cut versions of those episodes.
 

Lambadelta

Za Warudo
It's probably even cheaper to find the original eight volumes second-hand out of CEX, alongside "Resurrection" and "Genesis Reborn" if you want the director's cut versions of those episodes.
aren't the picture quality on those kinda bad.
 

Azar

Thousand Master
Ive always wondered, were VHS anime or foreign stuff in general dub only? 😱

I assume subbed anime was virtually impossible to come by before the internet came along, and DVD's with their multiple audio options of course.
 

Neil.T

Railgun
aren't the picture quality on those kinda bad.
If you're comparing it to BD or HD streaming then it's not as crisp, no. Obviously.

Ive always wondered, were VHS anime or foreign stuff in general dub only? 😱
The early stuff was, dude — stuff like Akira and Ghost in the Shell — but one of my old Manga VHS tapes has trailers for some of their other titles, some of which were available in a choice of sub or dub form (sort of like a precursor to AL's split Lupin III release if you will). The subtitled tapes were a smidge more expensive, presumably aimed at a smaller market at the time. 🙂
 

thedoctor2016

Diclonius
Bilingual sub/dub with remastered video and Dolby 5.1 audio, 7 volumes released. NPC and OA versions of Episodes 21-24 included. Box comes as an option with volume 1. Individual volumes came with silvery slipcovers and informational booklets.
So contains both options for the episodes
 
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